Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad

Around our house, springtime is the time for refreshing, light foods that the kids find as delicious as I do!  I’m always on the search for those easy, practical chilled dishes that are as good when they are first stirred up as they are the next day packed into a healthy lunch!  This quick pasta salad, a favorite of my kids, is one of those great finds!

Here are the simple ingredients to make it for your own family:

Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad

Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad


  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup regular or golden raisins
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley (optional)


In a large bowl, combine pasta, apple, cucumber, pecans, raisins, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Squeeze on lemon juice. Cover and let pasta salad chill until serving time. Stir in parsley, if desired. Makes 6 cups.

What about your family?  Do you enjoy more fresh n’ healthy choices like this one during this time of year?  Share your favorite recipe for an easy, kid-friendly dish, and we’ll feature it HERE on our blog!  We’d love to see your healthy ideas on our  Intentionally Healthy Facebook page anytime!  Our passion here at The Intentional Lifestyle is to provide only the best ideas for the busy family to eat and live healthy.

Coach Bess

Bess Blanco, Founder of FRESH Start for Health, leads the faith-based healthy living outreach on a mission to promote healthy lifestyle choices to our communities.She speaks, teaches and shares her knowledge and passion all over the US, bringing her message of hope and practicality to those ready to hear! Individuals, families, and even whole community groups are changing their lifestyles and finding hope, freedom, and healing using the grace-based, practical approach Bess teaches through FRESH Start.Her first book, FRESH Start for Health was published in early 2013 and is changing lives around the world.


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